Amateur football club from Turkey, «Chronostar» for the first time bought a player for bitcoins. 0.0524 BTC was paid by the football club for the 22-year-old Omer Faruk Kiroglu. The total purchase price is 4500 lire, part of which (2,500 liras) paid in cash, the rest in bitcoin.
OFFICIAL: Turkish amateur side Harunustaspor have signed 22-year-old Omar Faruk in return for Bitcoin. pic.twitter.com/zAt4LJrIVB
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This is the first recorded football Shuttle service for the cryptocurrency.
«The transaction was carried out in order to raise the popularity of the club in Turkey and other countries. We are proud of it,» said club President Khaldoon to Sehit.